like a duck to water

like a duck to water
like a duck to water
informal : very quickly or easily

She took to dancing like a duck (takes) to water. [=she learned to dance very quickly and easily]

He took to her like a duck to water. [=he liked her immediately]

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Main Entry:duck
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like a duck to water — see duck, 1
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Main Entry:water

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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